I have been praying the last few weeks for God to reveal the meaning/significance behind 3:33 since 3 and 33 are everywhere..there have been a lot … 8:32 that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not # ch. And yet such men will not hesitate to risk their all on the veracity of a fellow-man. Indeed there are impious men who argue, How do we know, even when God himself makes a revelation, that God tells truth? He that hath received his testimony hath set to his seal that God is true. The Jews have a saying (z) that "the seal of the blessed God is truth". 34, Olshausen says, "That God is true, performs all His promises, quiets all longing.". And, therefore, though the whole world should refuse or withhold faith in the Gospel, this ought not to prevent good men from giving their assent to God. The aorist tense here denotes an accomplished act. In John 16:28, Jesus stated that he "came forth from the Father." The one who comes from heaven is above all." The expression is retained from Coverdale's version (1535). He makes it clear that Christ's birth into the human race, was a great demonstration of God's love, grace, and power. ἐσθράγισεν] has, by this receiving, sealed, i.e. John 3:33. 33.He that hath received—Whenever that fully takes place; and just so far forth as it in any case does take place. —For if God attest him by divine powers, his veracity is pledged. Αὐτοῦ ] placed before for emphasis: His witness, correlative with the following ὁ θεός . John 9:38, “Because of all this, we make a sure covenant and write it; and our princes, Levites, and priests, seal unto it.” It is called ὁμολογία, profession, in the Epistle to the Hebrews [ch. Unbelievers, therefore, as far as lies in their power, leave to God nothing whatever; not that their wickedness overthrows the faithfulness of God, but because they do not hesitate to charge God with falsehood. These two phrases mean the same thing. Believing a doctrine, therefore, in the heart, is expressed by "sealing it," or by believing it we express our firm conviction that it is true, and that God who has spoken it is true. John 3:31, NIV: "The one who comes from above is above all; the one who is from the earth belongs to the earth, and speaks as one from the earth. The meaning here is, has solemnly attested and confirmed the statement "God is true." To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use the convenient, Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology, Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament, Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary, International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, He that hath received his witness hath set his seal to [this], that God is true. Set to his seal—Has made a most impressive attestation. The sense is, whosoever hath believed, and received the doctrine of Christ, hath attested as it were under his hand and seal, that God is true, and hath executed his promise concerning the Messias. In John 6:38, Jesus said that he "came down from heaven." Hebrews 6:17. Hath set to his seal - To "seal" an instrument is to make it sure; to acknowledge it as ours; to pledge our varacity that it is true and binding, as when a man seals a bond, a deed, or a will. Reference to O. T. promises (Luthardt) is remote from the context. Angel Number 333 – Numerous people see this number, mostly as 3:33 o’clock. (5-8) Jesus explains the new birth. Angel number 333 is reserved for special messages from your guardian angel in response to your prayers. John 3:33 New International Version (NIV) 33 Whoever has accepted it has certified that God is truthful. We can learn what Jesus meant by studying how his disciples responded, which we find in John 16:30. He that hath received his testimony. true. Sanhedrin, fol. ÐÑÐ¸Ð½ÑÐ²ÑÐ¸Ð¹ ÐÐ³Ð¾ ÑÐ²Ð¸Ð´ÐµÑÐµÐ»ÑÑÑÐ²Ð¾. Faith in Christ as the only true Mediator and Saviour, giveth testimony to the truth of God, and sealeth it. The moral fitness of Christianity to meet the spiritual needs of men, and its moral power over the lives of men in all the varying circumstances of culture, race, and creed, has raised up in every age an holy army of witnesses, who have set their seal to its divine truth. 32 And what he hath seen and heard, that he testifieth; and no man receiveth his testimony. (Witham). Sanhedrin, fol. New International Version (NIV) Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. John 3:33, NLT: "Anyone who accepts his testimony can affirm that God is true." Though Jesus was God as well as man, yet, as Mediator, God anointed him, or endowed him with the influences of his Spirit, so as to be completely qualified for his great work. John 3:33, NASB: "'He who has received His testimony has set his seal to this, that God is true." In the Bible, the number 3 signifies the Trinity, that is, God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. A metaphor from contracts.— ὁ θεός, God) whose word is the word of Messiah: see the following verse: ch. All seems a mass of confusion, and our ignorance appears so great that we cannot set our seal to any vital truth. 69. The non-reception of that witness, whereby it is declared untrue, would be a rejection of the divine truthfulness, the “nay” to that proposition. Bengel correctly says, "Cujus verbum est Messiae verbum," John 12:44-45. John 3:33. He has messages that he wants to send you. 33 He that hath received his testimony hath set to his seal that God is true. John 3:3. 4. 5:36, 38; 6:29, 57; 7:29; 8:42; 10:36; 11:42; 17:3; 20:21; Rom. He who hath so believed the testimony of Christ, as to accept him, and to believe in him as his Saviour, hath, by that his believing, set to his seal that God, in all his promises of the Messiah under the Old Testament, is true; that a word hath not failed of whatsoever God hath there spoken of that nature. Free Sunday School Lessons Weekly Newsletter. After which, God also sets his seal ( quasi in red-hostimentum) to the believer, Ephesians 1:13. These following words to the end of the chapter, seem to be the words of St. John the Baptist, rather than of the evangelist. The gospel of John affirms the deity of Christ from the very beginning. John 3:33 in … Only here in this sense. To set to a seal is therefore to attest a document. John 3:33, CSB: "The one who has accepted his testimony has affirmed that God is true." According to this is that 1 John 5:10, He that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son. Get an activity for your Sunday school class delivered each week to your mailbox. 18. The value people see in 4'33" is best explained by bread crumbs. 2. that to be a believer is to "pledge ourselves" for the truth, to seal it as our own, to adopt it, to choose it, and solemnly assent to it, as a man does in regard to an instrument of writing that is to convey his property, or that is to dispose of it when he dies. I’ll explain more below. In the first place, many people believe that “world” means all people without exception. Hence, too, we are reminded how acceptable and precious a sacrifice in the sight of God faith is. Never let us forget that Jesus is the incarnate Word Who came from heaven above, spoke the Word of God, and is the almighty, sovereign, Lord of all. Sometimes, indeed, we cannot believe anything; it seems as if there were nothing in God"s word that we could set our seal to. Jesus did not come of himself; he was sent, by the Father, on a mission. (Comp. They have something on which they may safely rest, when they know that to believe the Gospel is nothing else than to assent to the truths which God has revealed. Jesus tells us to take his yoke and it will be easy, and that his burden is light (Mt 11:30). 33. ix. [Ibid.] 33.But he who receiveth his testimony. It had been so. It is a surrender of all to God, or giving away body, soul, and spirit to him, with a belief that he is true, and alone is able to save. A thing is sealed in common life for two objects: either to render it inaccessible and to place it under seal, Matthew 27:66, or to confirm it. In how far he who receives the testimony of Christ confirms that God is true, is declared in what follows, viz., because God is revealed in Christ, and speaks through Him. It shows that God exists in three forms. If God send his authentic messenger and men disbelieve his words, they impeach the truthfulness of God. See on Revelation 22:10. We vouch for the veracity of God, and assume as our own the proposition that it is the truth of God. According to 333 meaning in the Bible, there are three aspects of time well articulated in the Holy Book. 3:17 ajpevsteilen corresponds to e[dwken in v. 16. To set to, is to affix. For God giveth not the Spirit - The Spirit of God. Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers. KJ21. Compare also the old legal formula: "In wittenesse qwherof I haue set to myn seele." We can only set to our seal that God is true in any one point of doctrine, experience, or precept when we feel an inward witness that God indeed has declared it. A characteristic word of this Gospel. In this world, you will have trouble. But take heart! Whoever receives his testimony sets his seal to this, that God is true. Ver. Whoever receives His testimony has set his seal [of approval] to this: God is true [and he knows that God cannot lie]. Elsewhere of closing up for security; hiding; marking a person or thing. According to this, he who makes Christ a liar makes God one also, who speaks through Him, 1 John 5:10. born from water and spirit: Nicodemus was likely familiar with the baptisms performed by John the Baptist. 3. 2 This one was in [the] beginning with God. Here are 4 spiritual meanings and … Whoever accepts His testimony has certified that God is truthful. This angel is using this hour to tell you that he will allow your friendly and romantic feelings to be reciprocated. 64. To get what John 3:33 means based on its source text, scroll down or follow these links for the original scriptural meaning , biblical context and relative popularity. "He that has received his testimony has set to his seal that God is true. 2:16; 1 John 3:1; 4:9, 10 God so loved # See ch. The highest meaning of the number, '33', is that it represents the highest spiritual consciousness to which man can attain, and that '333' represents the man-god becoming immortal through his "death, resurrection and ascension", just as the … 1. On the other hand, we cannot offer to him a greater insult than not to believe the Gospel; for he cannot be deprived of his truth without taking away all his glory and majesty. Speaketh the words of God - The truth, or commands of God. He that hath received his testimony hath set to his seal that God is true. But when the blessed Spirit is pleased to testify of the things of God, and we, receiving the testimony of Jesus Christ, walk in the light of that testimony, then there is a holy certainty of and heavenly acquiescence with God"s truth. 1:29 the world, # 3:16 Or For this is how God loved the world # Rom. If we are not harder than stones, this lofty title by which faith is adorned ought to kindle in our minds the most ardent love of it; for how great is the honor which God confers on poor worthless men, when they, who by nature are nothing else than falsehood and vanity, are thought worthy of attesting by their signature the sacred truth of God? John 3:33 Context. What is the meaning of “world” in this passage? for the thought of sealing, John 6:27; Romans 4:11; Romans 15:28; 1 Corinthians 9:2; &c.), "He that has received his testimony has set to his seal that God is true." 10:28 perish but have eternal life. Later, he came to earth as a perfect human and became known as Jesus Christ.—Read John 1:1-3, 14. “He that hath received his testimony hath set to his seal that God is true.”. 1. John 3:33 has put his seal to it: Or “has confirmed.” The Greek word for “to seal; to put a seal on” is here used figuratively and conveys the idea of confirming a statement as being true, or truthful, just as a seal certifies that a document is authentic. See p. 1611. 33 He that hath received his testimony hath set to his seal that God is true. By this doctrine faith is not only distinguished from all human inventions, but likewise from doubtful and wavering opinions; for it must correspond to the truth of God, which is free from all doubt, and therefore, as God cannot lie, it would be absurd that faith should waver. & Yoma, fol. A mere prophet might be unfaithful or might err. His truth is in some sort closely linked with the Gospel, and it is his will that there it should be recognized. Unbelief defames God, and doth in effect say that God is a liar. See John 1:33, John 1:34. The Angels Work with Others. And with what divine certainty can such a soul sometimes speak. John 12:44, “Jesus cried, He that believeth on Me, believeth not on Me, but on Him that sent Me.”. Context Summary. ἐσθράγισεν ] has, by this receiving, sealed, i.e. Every man who accepts His witness and thus declares that Jesus is true, in that very act attests, sets his seal to, the declaration that God is true. 31 He that cometh from above is above all: he that is of the earth is earthly, and speaketh of the earth: he that cometh from heaven is above all. The man that does not do this - that is not willing to pledge his belief that God is true, sets to his seal that God is a liar and unworthy of confidence, 1 John 5:10. hath set to his seal that God is true; faithful in fulfilling the promises he has made concerning the Messiah, and his coming: he firmly believes that God is true to every word of his, and will make good every promise; and this he seals, ratifies, and confirms by his embracing the testimony of Christ; whereas, on the contrary, he that believes not makes God a liar, than which, nothing can be more reproachful to him, 1 John 5:10. 1 John 5:10. John 3:33. Jesus ‘comes out of heaven,’ declares ‘what He has seen,’ and ‘what He heard’ from God: to disbelieve Him is to disbelieve God, to declare Him true is to declare God true. John 3:33. 2. (John 1:1-3) In [the] beginning the Word was, and the Word was with God, and the Word was a god. It has always been so. One of the reasons you may be seeing Angel Number 333 is that the … Ver. 33 He that hath received his testimony hath set to his seal that God is true. John 3:33 (WNT) Any man who has received His testimony has solemnly declared that God is true. This is further explained and confirmed by the next verse. Thus, upon every manifestation of God"s goodness to the soul, every application of Christ"s blood to the conscience, and every revelation of God"s distinguishing grace, it is only as we receive Christ"s testimony, experience the inward approbation of it, and feel its sweetness and blessedness that we can set to our seal that God is true. "He that has received his testimony has set to his seal that God is true." High popularity: 320 searches a month. He that hath received His testimony hath set his seal to this: that God is true. 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